|n.||1.||The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence.|
|2.||Slight degree; suggestion; hint.|
|v. t.||1.||To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.|
|Noun||1.||suspicion - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"|
|2.||suspicion - doubt about someone's honesty|
|3.||suspicion - the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from suspicion"|
|4.||suspicion - being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"|
SUSPICION. A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied by a doubt.
2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When a crime has been committed, an arrest may be made when, 1st. There are such circumstances as induce a strong presumption of guilt; as being found in possession of goods recently stolen, without giving a probable account of having obtained the possession honestly. 2d. The absconding of the party accused. 3d. Being found in company of known offenders. 4th. Living an idle disorderly life, without any apparent means of support. In such cases the arrest must be made as in other cases. Vide 20 Vin. Ab. 150; 4 Bl. Com. 290.